Praying at the Kotel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jackie
    • 18.11.09 | 14:48 (IST)

    When I pray at my local synagogue, I wear a talit, because I inherited it from my father and he had no sons to say kaddish for him. However whenever I am in Israel, I leave my talit at home, because I often go to pray at synagogues there, as well as the Kotel, and realize that,except for the few Reform and Conservative synagogues, it is not the custom for women to wear a talit. It is no different from covering one's arms and not wearing a miniskirt when one goes to a Catholic church it Italy or Spain. You follow the custom of the country.

    from the article: Police arrest woman for wearing prayer shawl at Western Wall
    First published 10:26 18.11.09 | Last updated 22:34 18.11.09
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